While the photos from the crime scene and details about scratches found on Smith and mud found on his shoes will be brought in as evidence in court, information about Smith’s past crimes involving children probably will not.

“Just because we know there were prior incidents similar to when there were children involved doesn't mean that there's enough of a pattern that this could be used against him,” said defense attorney Gene Nichols.

“It's obvious by looking at this person's past history that he is sick," said Jefferson. "He's not to be trusted with freedom, liberties that we enjoy today. He's not to be trusted in society, needs to be locked away for rest of life.”